Vampires vs. Superheroes Tonight at FilmBar, Dia de Los Muertos Festival Sunday

October’s Tokusatsu Theater is tonight, October 24, and it’s two hours of monster, vampire and superhero action with classic KAMEN RIDER, KAIKETSU ZUBAT and more. The show starts at 11:55 pm at FilmBar and tickets are $9, $12 with popcorn and a beer.

Sunday, October 26 at Margaret T. Hance park, the 3rd annual Dia de Los Muertos PHX festival celebrates the departed until sundown with Aztec dancers, mariachi and the giant feathered serpent, Quetzalcoatl. 1 pm – 6 pm, admission is free. Ride the light rail and bring cash for food and art.

Digital Rights: Wget Is Not A Crime

wget is not a crimeCombat Hacker Madness with EFF’s latest anti-technophobia sticker!

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is a non-profit organization of lawyers, engineers, and more whose mission is to defend the public’s digital rights. The EFF defends electronic privacy and access through litigation and technology, like US v. Jones – fighting against warrantless geolocation collection – and the HTTPS Everywhere browser extension – ensuring web requests are encrypted.

The EFF’s latest fund and awareness raising item is the Wget Is Not A Crime sticker. Wget is a small command line program that retrieves content from web sites. In local and federal government quests to demonize defendants, they exploit the unfamiliar and technophobic by painting the use of this common utility as a WarGames plot.

Unfortunately media outlets are oft happy to regurgitate this ‘hacker madness’ and un-educate consumers. Combat ignorance and support the EFF with a simple sticker. Because they’re fighting for your rights. For our rights.

Wget Is Not A Crime Sticker, $3

KASHYYYK Manages to Kick Ass Despite A Star Wars Reference Name

So as we here at TTDPHX have gotten busy or broke or both, this seems to be turning into a local death/doom/violence blog. Sounds fine by me. Kashyyyk is a band I just recently became aware of who border on the powerviolence/ dark hardcore fence, although if their twitter is to be trusted they are now ‘chillviolence’ which is a totally real, not made up genre. Check these sweet dudez out at one of their upcoming shows, next Saturday for the all ages fun at 51West

Gatecreeper/ Lusitania double record release. Uh, that’s two different lps, not a double nevermind this is just confusing now

or the following weekend at Yucca for the burly old man crowd at a food bank benefit with OLD LINES from the east coast who just put out a pretty crushing LP themselves.

Its Free If You Just Donate, Cheapass

Best Deal in Black Metal: ‘Mourningwood’ by VRAG

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VRAG is a one-man outfit from Hungary whose latest release, Mourningwood, is a stalking, atmospheric beast of seven doom-sized tracks of black metal. The demure drums bring power to the droning chords, and the vocals swoop in to take the listener to an Arctic forest. The tracks can bleed into each other, though the overall objective of atmosphere succeeds. Especially for $3. Get it on Bandcamp.

SANDWORM Tomorrow Night, Exoconciousness Seminar Saturday

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SANDWORM will play Fiftyonewest Friday night, October 17 with HUMILIATION, IN THOTH and CONSUMER. SANDWORM is raw, screlching metal which reminds of street metal killers, VILLAINS. Sure to be a gritty good time. 7:30 pm, $7.

It’s UFO time again. The monthly Phoenix MUFON meeting is this Saturday, and special guest Rebecca Hardcastle Wright, PhD will speak to Exoconsciousness: The Bridge Between Consciousness Science and ET Experience. ‘Rebecca’s most important work is researching advanced psychic abilities and extraterrestrial contact. Do humans have an innate ability to experience extraterrestrial contact?  If so, what does that mean for our species?‘ Expect answers 2 – 5 pm at the Four Points by Sheraton Phoenix South Mountain, $15.